Governing Body

The R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS) has a Governing body that oversees the school.  All members were appointed by the Governing Board as the only representatives.  The R.E.A.L Alternative Provision Schools Governing Board has the following core strategic functions:

Assisting the strategic direction, by:
– Supporting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
– Understanding the strengths of the school, informed by the views of pupils, parents and staff
– Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
– Meeting our statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:
– Considering the content of regular reports on progress towards targets
– Contributing to school self-evaluation
– Providing support and challenge to the Leadership Team
– Engaging with stakeholders
– Ensuring value for money is obtained
– Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School Governors

Philip Gawthorpe – Original Governor at start of School (appointed Chair 02.11.16 by Directors)
Martin Davies – Head Teacher of R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School when opened (appointed by Directors 05.01.17)
Nicky Bailey – R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust representative (appointed by Directors 05.01.17)
Jenny Egglestone – R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust representative (appointed by Directors 27.2.19)
Pat Graham – Original Governor at start of School (appointed Vice Chair 02.11.16 by Directors)
Jon Glover – Original Governor at start of School (appointed by Directors 05.01.17)
Brian Smith – Original Governor at start of School (appointed by Directors 05.01.17)
David Rogers – Health & Safety Governor (appointed by Directors 13.07.17)
Lynda Statham – Safeguarding Governor (appointed by Directors 13.07.17)
Martin Thorne – Staff Governor (appointed by staff vote 02.11.16)
Nicky Ball – Staff Governor (appointed by staff vote 02.11.16)
Fay Hunter – Staff Governor (appointed by staff vote 02.11.16)

Dr Craig Small – Original Governor at start of School (appointed by Directors 05.01.17 – resigned  10.06.2017),
Joe Chandy – Parent Governor (appointed by staff vote 02.11.16 – resigned 7.11.18)

Governor Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests:

Brian Smith is a director and shareholder of R.E.A.L. Education Ltd.

All other governors have declared no business or pecuniary interests.

Governing Body Meetings Attendance:

Wednesday 13th November 2019 at Woodhouse Road
Present: Martin Davies, Phil Gawthorpe, Rich Smith, Lynda Statham, Dave Rodgers, Martin Thorne, Nicky Bailey, Sian Bullen, Michele Fowler, Clare Walker, Ellen Longmate, Victoria Meikle
Minuted by Nicky Holland
Apologies: Nicky Ball, Pat Graham, Brian Smith, Jenny Egglestone

Wednesday 5th June 2019 at Woodhouse Road
Present: Phil Gawthorpe, Martin Davies, Pat Graham, Brian Smith, Rich Smith, Dave Rogers, Richard Ball, Michele Fowler, Kirsten Gibson, Jonathan King, Nicky Ball, Clare Walker, Sian Bullen.
Apologies – Lynda Statham, Nicky Bailey, Jenny Egglestone, Martin Thorne, Fay Hunter

Wednesday 27th February 2019 at Woodhouse Road
Present: Phil Gawthorpe, Martin Davies, Pat Graham, Brian Smith, Dave Rogers, Fay Hunter, Richard Ball, Michele Fowler, Kirsten Gibson, Martin Thorne, Lynda Statham, Nicky Ball, Clare Walker, Jenny Egglestone
Minuted by Nicky Holland
Apologies – Jonathan King

Wednesday 7th November 2018 at Woodhouse Road
Present: Phil Gawthorpe, Martin Davies, Pat Graham, Steve Quinn, Dave Rogers, Fay Hunter, Nicky Bailey, Richard Ball, Michele Fowler, Kirsten Gibson
Minuted by Nicky Holland
Guests: Mark Spencer
Apologies – Nicky Ball, Lynda Statham, Clare Walker, Martin Thorne, Jenny Egglestone

Find out more about some of R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School’s highly experienced board of Governors.

Pat Graham

Vice Chair and S.E.N

Phil Gawthorpe

Chair of Governors. Personnel & QA for Teaching & Learning

R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision